Bought by the Blood

January 12, 2010

Being A Compassionate Pro-Lifer

Filed under: Abortion,Focus on The Family,pro-life — cubsfan1980 @ 10:02 am
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I love this quote from Ryan Dobson:

“I saw a documentary on abortion called “South Dakota.”  I don’t have the ability to debate abortion.  I am adopted.  I have a child.  We have also lost babies.  So when I understand that people do that on purpose I don’t have the ability to debate that rationally, so I don’t.  I talk about it with people that agree with me, that believe what we believe, that we concur, that we feel energized and we love babies, but I don’t debate that.  I was watching the movie “South Dakota,” there was a woman on there talking and she is in her early 70’s.  She is an abortion doctor and has probably performed probably 60,000 abortions personally.  It makes me literally sick to my stomach.  I went home and just went to bed.  I was so depressed, I was so sick to my stomach.  But she was talking about her time in Africa when she was 18 years old and doing a medical missions.  She was in a trip over there doing some kind of humanitarian effort and a friend of hers got pregnant.  She was from a tribe that would have stoned her and killed her had she come back being pregnant and unmarried.  Her friend went and got an unsafe abortion and came home that night and developed a fever and started hemorrhaging and literally died in her arms.  She was 19 when this took place, and in her early 70’s recalling this. and literally weeping on camera talking about that, weeping and it was a bitter, hurtful, mourning, sorrowful weeping.  And I thought, “Why would I ever beat that woman up with my knowledge about the unborn?” Do I agree with what she is doing, absolutely not.  Do I understand her reaction towards seeing that, I do, I understand. It doesn’t mean I agree.  It doesn’t mean I won’t fight against abortion for the rest of my life with everything I’ve got. If i met her I would put my arms around her and say, “I am so sorry for your loss.” and try to find some commonality that would allow us to have a conversation together. I don’t want to debate that woman. That would be a terrible Christian witness.  Hurting people need to have people put their arms around them. “

You can listen to it in context here


1 Comment »

  1. Compassion is good. Understanding is better. There are always — at a minimum — two perspectives to every story. If you cannot understand, it is good to have compassion and remember Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord; and Romans 8:28 .”And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (NKJV)

    Comment by Bob Lewis — January 12, 2010 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

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